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Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.
In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
The University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project (Acceso) is an open-access, digital learning environment designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.
Ventanas: Introducción a la literatura
Ventanas is an anthology of literature for advanced Spanish language learners. It includes texts by Cervantes, Zayas, Darío, Martí, Storni, Quiroga, Lorca, and others. Readings are annotated for students and accompanied by biographical information, pre-reading exercises, discussion activities, and writing prompts.
Spanish Grammar in Context
Online textbook developed by the Spanish In Texas project covering Spanish grammar.
Mi Vida Loca
This is 'a beginner's online course with video and audio.' However, it could also be used as an interactive textbook. Each episode is a combination of real-action video with language teaching and practice, focused on developing communicative skills. The language is presented in small bitesize chunks when it's needed. Learners are encouraged to practise and to speak out loud to the characters they encounter.
This is a book written by a community college Spanish instructor. It contains explanations, examples, fill-in-the-blank activities, reading activities, writing activities and speaking activities.
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